Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Update on construction at Lower Woodland ballfields
11/21/2013 12:00:00 PM
Kerrie Stoops, 206-233-7929
Karen O'Connor (206) 684-7241
Update on construction at Lower Woodland ballfields
Seattle Parks and Recreation began construction this week on the Lower Woodland Park ballfields at Green Lake Way N and N 50th St. The work will replace ballfield lighting and provide other ballfield upgrades. The ballfields will be closed through February 2014.
The project provides lighting improvements at Lower Woodland Park’s cloverleaf ballfields (#3-6). The upgrade begins with demolition of the existing, outmoded lighting system and replacement with a state-of-the-art system. The goal of the project is to enhance play ability with safe, efficient lighting for field users, and to eliminate as much objectionable glare and light spill into the neighborhood as possible.
Lower Woodland Park’s Ballfield #1 will also be upgraded. The infield synthetic turf will be replaced as well as all bases; and the clay pitcher’s mound will be reconstructed. This work will increase the longevity of the ballfield for future enjoyment.
There will be some impacts during the work at Lower Woodlawn Park. Fences will be installed that will temporarily limit use of the track. Portions of the parking lot off Green Lake Way N will intermittently be closed due to construction equipment.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee received City Council approval to use Levy inflation funding for 17 much needed major maintenance projects. Lower Woodland Park lighting improvements is one such project. Lower Woodland Park tennis court lighting replacement was completed in early 2013.
For more information about Lower Woodland Park Cloverleaf Ballfields Lighting Replacement Project, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/lower_woodland/tennis.htm
If you have questions about the project, please contact project manager Peggy Tosdal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0998.
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